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Bill restricts collection of health data

OLYMPIA — A bill restricting access to gender-affirming health care, abortion and other data is making its way through the Legislature.

House Bill 1155 would restrict smart phones and other digital devices, and health care provides from collecting and sharing information on abortion, sex and gender-related health care without the consent of a patient.

Rep.Vandana Slatter, D-Bellevue, sponsored the bill as a way to prevent states restricting access to abortion and gender-affirming care from accessing related health information without the consent of a patient.

Similarly, the measure would also...


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